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our story

OUR STORY

The concept of Essentially Tamara was born 3 years ago, while chatting to my wonderful mum in our home in Gulf Harbour, New Zealand. She expressed, with a tinge of sadness, how age had affected her ability to get into and out of a bath and how incredibly much she missed the ‘me-time’ and luxury of a wonderfully relaxing bath. How, now all she had was the boring shower.
Fast forward a few months, I was scrolling through Pinterest, looking for a bath bomb recipe to make with my young daughter when I stumbled across a post on how to make a ‘Shower Steamer’, something I had never heard of previously. I was immediately grabbed by this fantastic idea, sprang into action and followed this home-made recipe exactly. It was…a total flop!

But the idea was born!

My creativity ran wild, excited about creating my vision. No longer did the bath need to be the focal point of luxury and relaxation in a bathroom. I wanted to elevate the shower experience to a whole new level.

 

Two years on and many, many attempts at creating our now beautiful and perfectly hand crafted shower bombs, Essentially Tamara was founded in May 2019.

 

From that point, we have perfected our Shower Bomb and Shower Burst recipes and continually strive to create more beautiful and unique shower time products which are also all hand crafted with love. It has been such an exciting journey to watch the popularity of our shower bombs grow, with stockists throughout New Zealand making repeat orders and my mum, along with many customers coming back for more. From little acorns…

 

I am so proud of what we have created and as such, naming our brand was really easy.

 

At the start of a journey, the destination is not always clear, find your true north, follow your passion and success is inevitable.